It's been a while since we've heard the cheers of a crowd, the sound of high speed body to body contact, the swish of a net or a referee's whistle.
A whole range of community sports in the Macleay Valley have been cancelled for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic with golf, tennis and horse racing the only real survivors.
As reported previously, the lack of sport has seen a significant increase in recreational running throughout the region but after speaking to many sportsmen and women throughout the Macleay, there's no doubt people are missing the physical and social aspects of community sport.
The pandemic has robbed us of many sporting sights and sounds, along with the general sense of anticipation one feels arriving at their local sports ground.
For some that experience might involve a quick wave to the volunteer manning the gate for entry fees, a sprint to the dressing room because your alarm didn't go off, or a quick rush back home because you left your socks on the line.
Plenty of players have also been without their match day routines, whether it be a meat pie with your choice of sauce from the club canteen, a warm-up lap to get the blood flowing, or a yell to the only person in the club who knows how to apply strapping tape and a year's supply of Dencorub on niggling injuries.
They've also been without the adrenaline rush that comes from the final five minutes of a closely fought contest, the sensation of a game-winning try or goal and the thrill of running out to battle with team-mates by your side.
Our centres, kickers or play-makers are yet to have the privilege of getting their hands on a fresh Steeden, Gilbert, Sherrin or Spalding ball.
The crowds haven't been able to cheer on a family member, get out of their seats as a winger screams down the sideline, or simply request that an official 'get em' onside'.
Referees are also without their weekend or weekday fix, giving their time to the community, keeping themselves active or simply staying involved in a sport they love.
Don't forget the coaches either, there'd be plenty itching to feel that elation from a game-winning moment, the slight sense of satisfaction seeing a tactic or strategy pay off or some who need to let out some self-isolation frustration with a pre-game pump up speech or halftime/fulltime spray.
Meanwhile our cricketers had their seasons finished abruptly, the local competition so close to a grand final with no team able to experience the glory of championship success.
While those feelings of success and adrenaline have been missed, it's the way in which sport brings people together socially that has been absent too.
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Macleay Valley Indoor and Development Centre owner and director, Shannon-lee Mckiernan, perfectly described that absence previously to the Argus.
"The biggest loss we've had is that connection with the community, because you don't open an indoor centre for financial gain, you make friends and a lifestyle (with people)," she explained.
Let's not keep the administrators and club and association officials out of this too, their tireless work has enabled everyone to stay informed and aware of current proceedings as they battle to see a revised competition start, albeit under the safest of circumstances.
Fear not however, with the NSW Public Health Order now allowing training activities in groups of 10 - the return of community sport continues to gain momentum.
Patience and abiding by the law is paramount for a return to battle as well as the financial viability of clubs if canteen, bar sales and gate takings can be obtained.
If those factors can be met and achieved, maybe, just maybe, we'll see the return of the canteen meat pie.